Recent Examples of social climber from the Web
From a very young age, Florence—social climber, businesswoman, grande horizontale, patron of the arts—perfected the art of filling the hours of her lovers.
Back when people still read books instead of binge-watching Netflix, Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth was a cautionary tale for the aspiring social climber.
The novel once again featured socialites, social climbers and high society’s help in the cast.
Our research shows that from a psychological standpoint, social climbers fall into six basic personality types.
His first wife, Ivana Trump, was similarly wary of social climbers and spies, and discouraged young Ivanka, Donald Jr. and Eric from hosting playdates at their lavish Trump Tower home.
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SOCIAL CLIMBER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of social climber for English Language Learners
: someone who tries to gain a higher social position or status (such as by becoming friendly with wealthy people)
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